'Proper' Algarvian cuisine - the grilled, piri-piri seasoned 'chicken frango' familiar to many who holiday in Portugal - has arrived at London Bridge, along with regional charcuterie, octopus rice and pasteis de nata, plus natural Portuguese wines. The first floor dining space is a destination in itself, with vaulted ceilings, huge windows and a skylight. Arcade Food Theatre at the bottom of the Centrepoint tower has a sibling stall, called Casita do Frango.
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This “buzzy” yearling serves “tasty Portuguese tapas” and “grilled chicken, done to perfection” in the Algarve style, over charcoal with piri-piri seasoning. “Don’t eat too much – the desserts are delicious as well”, led by pastel de nata and a thick chocolate mousse. The Green Room is a ‘secret’ cocktail bar, and there’s now a second branch with a large terrace between Great Eastern Street and Commercial Street in Shoreditch.
“Grilled chicken is the centrepiece” (frango means chicken in Portuguese) and is done in three different ways: peri peri, lemon, and garlic-and-oregano – at this “buzzing”, airy and artfully converted yearling, not far from Borough Market. “Sides, salads and especially the custard tarts are of a very high standard too, and service, like the room, is bright and cheery”. A sibling stall is now open in Centre Point’s Arcade Food Theatre, see also.
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Casa do Frango Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Really lovely space. Great chicken and slaw. The bar at the back is brilliantly atmospheric. "
"Not much more expensive than Nando’s but far better food. Short menu; we’ll seasoned and flavoursome. Excellent value wine list - the “house” Alvarinho is excellent. Very charming service "
|Wine per bottle||£23.00|
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑10 pm|